So, here’s the sitch:
Video surfaced today of newly legal, 18-year-old Miley Cyrus taking a hit from a water bong at a recent party. The video was supposedly shot on a friends camera at a party five days after her birthday. The clip was supposedly stolen and leaked from the friends camera without her knowledge (yeah, OK.) and now the entire internet is buzzing about Miley’s apparent drug problem.
Normally, I wouldn’t comment on things like this because I feel that in most cases it only adds to the slander and untrue gossip can only make a situation worse HOWEVER…. I don’t feel like there are many journalistic sources taking an objective view of the situation so I feel like I need to say something.
While it wasn’t the greatest choice of activities to celebrate her new coming of age, technically Miley, really wasn’t doing anything wrong. I watched the video myself (the link is posted down below for my readers) and saw her describe her “trip” to her friend who was filming her. She appeared to be a healthy happy and vibrant girl laughing it up with her friends. I don’t by any means support doing social drugs but the point stands that while Salvia is on the governments watch list (along with K2 and similar incense) it is easily purchased at any local head shop and in most states is legal.
I understand that Miley’s new “Adult” style music, appearance and choice of activities are not exactly what you call role model material but neither are the life choices of most celebrities. I find it odd that video of celebrities like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, belligerent in a bar will not get nearly as many views or criticisms as poor Miley taking a hit of Salvia when both are equally as legal to engage in.
Like I said, this is just this blogger’s opinion. I have two young teen sisters and while I wouldn’t encourage them to follow in Miley’s footsteps I don’t necessarily believe we should be doing much judging. It’s her life. Let her live with the consequences.
In case you wanted to see the video yourself, here is a direct link to the video featured on the TMZ website.